Once upon a time, a mighty king was riding to get the evils out of his land. Dangerous, were those evils indeed. But he rode without fear with his army, although not a very big one, on his side. People look from far away and silent prayers whispered out of their mouth, for the good of their king, for the good of their men, sons, and brothers, and off-course for the good of their land.
They searched and searched, amidst dark forests, sloppy mountains, and deep ravines but no sign of the evil forces except only for desolate villages, burned down firms, fields and emptied store-houses.
And then, on the way of another search, the army came across a sight, most unfortunate and brutal of its kind. Thousands of men, women and even children laid ruthlessly butchered on the ground and a murder of wild crows and vultures feasting on them. The king became determined, more than ever, after seeing this merciless brutality, to demolish this evil force for ever.
But a senior advisor came and addressed the king, “My Lord, have you not seen the brutality of them, that you have decided further to trace their marks? How, with such a small army can we possibly stand against such a brutal evil force? Look, they haven’t even spared the women and the children.” The king, with all his magnificence, uttered only one sentence, and all the men obeyed undoubtedly, “My men, we are lucky that we are not women and children”.
Terrific optimism, I would say. Don’t you agree? Yes, it is indeed, and it’s also about the perspective with which you see things. With a wrong perspective, even the most beautiful of things will look the ugliest and with some other, the most terrible thing might as well represent a fair amount of hope. It’s solely upon you what you want to choose.
Scientifically speaking, if the net charge of everything in this world is zero, then obviously it is the result of a perfect balance between exact number of negative and positive, isn’t it? Now you can ponder over the negativity, or else there is a whole lot of positive side for you. If one particular picture can be edited in such two ways that one represents sunrise and the other, sunset, then why do need to think of the darkness or the scorching heat that is about to come? Why can’t you choose to think of the beauty that is presently in front of your eyes, and the other beauties those are about to come?
If I take the over-used example of that half-filled bottle, you can say its half-empty, or you can say its half-full, but wait, there is more. You can as well say the bottle is not being used to its full capacity, or even better, the bottle is double the size it needs to be. Which to choose? As I said, it is upon you.
Is it a stupid way of thinking? Is it like befooling yourself? If they say, let them say. At the end of the day, it’s you who will be happier. So: “Don’t worry, be happy”.